Just as plants will wilt if the soil lacks water or nutrients, cells in your body that are lacking essential nutrients will degenerate into illness and disease. Spinal restrictions and other aches and pains often reflect an underlying chemical imbalance in the tissues, which may be due to nutritional deficiencies.
People are often deficient in many important vitamins and minerals, even if they think that they eat a healthy diet, simply due to the production techniques of our food. Soil depletion, pesticide use, genetic modification, and increased transit times between harvest and consumption cause our foods to contain less nutrients than they did fifty years ago. Pharmaceutical drugs are also proven to deplete important nutrients, often causing other problems and side effects because the body does not have what it needs to perform its regular functions.
Toxins in our environment and food are a major concern, with detrimental effects on all of the body’s systems. If the liver, the body’s filtration and detoxification system, gets overwhelmed by toxins from air pollution, environmental chemicals in clothing, furniture, and building supplies, or from the food and water that we are putting in our bodies, it can have major consequences.
Signs of toxicity include (but are not limited to):
- poor concentration and memory, or “foggy head”
- muscle and joint pains
- hormone dysregulation
- digestive issues
- food or environmental allergies
If you feel that you might be suffering from symptoms of toxicity, your chiropractic doctor can recommend a nutritional strategy to support the detoxification of chemicals to help your system get back on track.